Advertisement

Mannheim

From Academic Kids

This article is about the German city. For the world in Norse mythology initially bearing the name Mannheim, see Midgard. For the town in the United States, see Manheim, New York, for the Hungarian sociologist see Karl Mannheim, for the inventor of the modern slide rule see Amedie Mannheim
Missing image
Mannheim_in_Germany.png
Location of Mannheim in Germany
Missing image
Mannheim_Wasserturm.jpg
The Wasserturm (water tower), Mannheim's landmark
Coat of Arms of Mannheim
Coat of Arms of Mannheim
Missing image
Neckar_river_watershed.png
Watershed of the Neckar River
Missing image
MannheimSchloss2001.jpg
university

Mannheim is a city in Germany. With 318,873 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the state of Baden-Wrttemberg after the capital Stuttgart.

Mannheim is situated in the delta of the Rhine and Neckar rivers, in the northwestern corner of Baden-Wrttemberg. To the west of Mannheim, across the Rhine, lies the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Ludwigshafen. The Hessian border is north of the city.

Mannheim is unique among German cities in that its downtown area is laid out in a grid pattern (called Quadrate - squares), much like many North American cities. The main route through the squares leads to an enormous 18th century castle that houses the University of Mannheim.

DaimlerChrysler is present with an assembly hangar for trucks and buses. The Swiss Roche Diagnostic group formerly known as Boehringer Mannheim has its division headquarters in Mannheim.

Mannheim's main station is an important train junction and part of the ICE high speed train system. The city is also home to the largest river port in Germany.

Mannheim is also home of the Nationaltheater Mannheim (National Theatre).

Mannheim's city symbol is the Wasserturm (Water tower), located in the east of the downtown area.

Constructions

History

In 1720, Mannheim replaced Heidelberg as the capital of the Palatinate. Mannheim was home to the so-called Mannheim School of 18th century classical composers. It was reputed for having one of the best court orchestras in Europe.

Carl Benz invented and drove the world's first car in Mannheim in 1885. Earlier still in 1817, Karl Drais invented and rode the first two-wheeled contraption called Laufmaschine or velocipede - the very start of horseless personal transport. And banker Otto Hermann Kahn was born there.

External links


Flag of Baden Wrttemberg

Rural and urban districts in Baden-Wrttemberg

Alb-Donau | Baden-Baden | Biberach | Bodenseekreis | Bblingen | Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald | Calw | Constance | Emmendingen | Enzkreis | Esslingen | Freiburg | Freudenstadt | Gppingen | Heidelberg | Heidenheim | Heilbronn (city) | Heilbronn (district) | Hohenlohekreis | Karlsruhe (city) | Karlsruhe (district) | Lrrach | Ludwigsburg | Main-Tauber | Mannheim | Neckar-Odenwald | Ortenaukreis | Ostalbkreis | Pforzheim | Rastatt | Ravensburg | Rems-Murr | Reutlingen | Rhein-Neckar | Rottweil | Schwarzwald-Baar | Schwbisch Hall | Sigmaringen | Stuttgart | Tuttlingen | Tbingen | Ulm | Waldshut | Zollernalbkreis
edit  (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php?title=Template:Germany_districts_baden-w%FCrttemberg&action=edit)
de:Mannheim

eo:Mannheim fr:Mannheim it:Mannheim ja:マンハイム ka:მანჰაიმი ko:만하임 nl:Mannheim no:Mannheim pl:Mannheim pt:Mannheim fi:Mannheim sv:Mannheim

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools